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On a windows pc - a folder called iPhone -> Internal Storage is available to copy things from your iphone to your pc.

I would like to do the same with my macbook.

Where is the iphone internal storage mounted so I can cp it to my mac?

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  • It isn't. What kind of data do you want to copy, there might be other ways.
    – nohillside
    Aug 5 at 13:49
  • Pictures and videos
    – tread
    Aug 5 at 13:53
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    Running Image Capture with the iPhone connected should work.
    – nohillside
    Aug 5 at 13:54
  • Windows only does this because it doesn't integrate properly to the iPhone structure. On Mac, the internal storage is never directly exposed in the same way.
    – Tetsujin
    Aug 5 at 14:38
  • If "internal storage” refers to Apple’s Files - you could create a shared folder on your Mac, connect from the iPhone, and copy from and to it. Aug 5 at 16:40

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  1. If it is just photos and videos from the Photos app, Airdrop would be a quick way to move some photos and videos from your iPhone to your Mac. Make sure Airdrop is enabled on your mac.

  2. You could try an app called iFunbox to access some files on your iPhone. It is limited due to Apple's OS, but maybe it works for what you want to achieve.

  3. If you use iCloud, you can enable the sync function. All photos and videos from your phone's photo app will be accessible in your Mac's Photos app. You can export them from there.

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  • iFunbox is not a Mac app. Please consider all of the question when writing an answer. Aug 10 at 12:03
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  • @AndyGriffiths iFunBox appears to have a macOS version. Have you tried it?
    – Alper
    Aug 10 at 12:46
  • Actually no. I didn't know a Mac version existed. All the links I found while verifying the suggestion pointed to Win7 versions or dodgy websites with expired SSL certs. Thx for the pointer. Doesn't look like something I'd want to try anyway, been burnt by third party iOS file managers before, and that was 10 years ago... Aug 10 at 12:54

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